LG announced the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its LG Optimus L9 II and LG G Pro Lite handsets, skipping the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS update for both the smartphones.
First spotted by The Droid Guy, the announcement was made on LG Italy's Facebook page, which stated that the Android KitKat OS update for LG Optimus L9 II should arrive in the coming weeks, while the LG G Pro Lite smartphone should receive the same update by the end of Q2.
However, as GSMArena notes, users in Slovakia are reporting that the LG Optimus L9 II has already started receiving the update. The LG Optimus L9 II was launched in August last year, with Android 4.1 onboard. The LG G Pro Lite was also launched with Android 4.1 in October.
The latest Android 4.4 Kitkat OS is said to bring stability improvements for the LG handsets along with an improved battery performance and some bug fixes. One of the key features the Optimus L9 II and LG G Pro Lite would be receiving as a part of the update is the recently introduced KnockCode.
To recall, KnockCode is the further enhancement of the company's own KnockOn feature, which it had patented in 2008. LG says that the new Knock Code feature provides a higher layer of security and convenience to users over conventional password and pattern-based security options. The feature debuted on LG G Pro 2 smartphone during the MWC 2014 event.
Before this, LG updated its LG G2 international variant with Android 4.4 Kitkat OS in March. The update supposedly brings restyled status and navigation bars; new full-screen mode; improved security features; improved battery efficiency (now comes with battery-saving location mode), and Google Cloud Printer support.